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thank you to the thousands of wisconsinites who spoke up for knowles-nelson! We’ll let you know when our voices are needed again.

 celebrate a renewed stewardship program with a knowles-nelson t-shirt and explore our advocacy toolkit


write your Wisconsin State Legislators

it’s easy to do, and every message matters!

The most important thing we can do to make sure that Knowles-Nelson keeps working for Wisconsin is to tell our legislators how much Wisconsin’s land and water mean to us.

Just enter your contact information, personalize the message if you like, and click send!

It’s really that easy. Your messages go straight to your legislators’ inbox. When you’re done, tell a friend and ask them to reach out as well. We can’t say it enough: every message counts and our legislators are listening.

Email your legislators, protect Knowles-Nelson!


grab a team knowles nelson t-shirt

and show your love for Wisconsin’s land and water.

Knowles-Nelson is Wisconsin’s best kept secret, but it shouldn’t be! We’re proud of all the ways that Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program investments have made our state a beautiful, fun, and healthy place to live and play. Let’s show it off!

Choose from four logos: Biking, Fishing, Enjoying the Park, or Classic. 

  • Classic unisex jersey short sleeve tee
  • 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
  • Retail fit
  • Tear away label
  • Runs true to size


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Advocacy Tools

Get all the tools to be a leader for Team Knowles Nelson. 

Thank you for supporting Team Knowles-Nelson! We want to make it as easy as possible for you and your organization to participate in the campaign to renew the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. We’ve collected some resources to help you promote the campaign, talk to your elected officials, and feature Team Knowles-Nelson campaigns on your own site.

outdoor recreation jobs in Wisconsin
$18 billion
spent annually on outdoor recreation in WI
Knowles-Nelson grants support trail building
2.3 million
annual visitors to the Ice Age Trail
annual environmental benefits per acre protected by Knowles-Nelson
$5 billion
annual outdoor recreation wages
Wisconsin households within 1 mile of a Knowles-Nelson investment
$2 billion
annual ecological value of Knowles-Nelson lands
2.5 million
acres of Wisconsin County Forests

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